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Officers behind illegal wildlife product seizures win WWF-UK's Wildlife Crime Operation of the Year Award
30 November 2015
Samantha Trackman, (Border Force) and Helen Bulmer, (NWCU) were commended for their outstanding contribution towards an operation which specifically targets the illegal wildlife trade. The award was presented by Sarah Goddard, WWF-UK’s Species Policy Officer, at a ceremony during the National Wildlife Enforcers Conference on Saturday 28th November.
Read Officers behind illegal wildlife product seizures win WWF-UK's Wildlife Crime Operation of the Year Award
30 November 2015
WWF-UK’s Chief Executive, David Nussbaum said: “HRH The Prince of Wales’ spoke from the heart and set exactly the right tone for the start of the Paris climate talks. As he says, we have the knowledge, the tools and the money to put us on the right low-carbon path for 2030.
“I hope the negotiators here in Paris will follow his plea and don’t lose sight of international necessities over national interests. The climate talks need to bring us a step closer to a low-carbon future for all.”
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Read WWF-UK response to HRH The Prince of Wales’ opening speech to the Paris climate talks
27 November 2015
25 November 2015
Responding to the reductions to DECC and Defra funding announced in today’s Comprehensive Spending Review, WWF-UK Chief Executive David Nussbaum said: Read Response to the reductions to DECC and Defra funding
20 November 2015
With staggering figures revealing that global wildlife populations have declined by over 50% since 1970, singer Will Young is asking people to show the world some love this Christmas as part of WWF’s #WorldNeedsLove innovative campaign. Read WWF and Will Young release breath-taking new TV ad to make the planet ‘number one’ this Christmas
19 November 2015
Today, WWF-UK, the Angling Trust & Fish Legal Judicial Review secured a major step forward for the protection of our most important rivers and wetlands. The Judge recognised the need for urgent action to protect these precious places and the wildlife that lives there. Read Court victory shows protecting our precious rivers and wetlands is no longer a ‘last resort’
19 November 2015
Today WWF-UK, the Angling Trust and Fish Legal take the Government to the High Court accusing it of dragging its feet over the protection of England's most precious rivers and wetlands(1). The Government legally committed to ensuring these sites were healthy by 2015. The three organisations claim that ministers stifled action to address harmful pollution from farms.
Read UK Government taken to court over failure to protect precious rivers and wetlands
18 November 2015
Sodexo has teamed up with conservation charity WWF to develop and pilot a set of 10 sustainable meals. The project is part of Sodexo’s partnership with WWF on LiveWell, WWF-UK’s flagship programme of work which aims to encourage businesses and policy-makers to facilitate the adoption of diets which are both healthy and sustainable. Read Sodexo and WWF pilot Green & Lean meals
17 November 2015
Nairobi, Kenya (17 November) – Despite a lack of scientific evidence and widespread public opposition, the government of Mauritius has embarked on the slaughter of thousands of Mauritius Fruit Bats, which is putting the future of the globally threatened species at risk, says a coalition of NGOs.
Read Mauritius must halt unjustified mass cull of globally threatened fruit bats, say NGOs
13 November 2015
WWF today is warning of renewed danger to Virunga National Park from oil exploitation. The organization is urging governments to cancel two concessions posing a risk to the World Heritage site, and is cautioning multinational enterprises against their involvement. Read Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park, now under new threat